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Conveyancing in Borehamwood Q & A's

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Ask Lorraine a question lorraine@homewardlegal.co.uk

Updated: 22/04/18

Buying or selling in the area? Useful regional transport and public service facts -

Commuters are well catered for with Borehamwood enjoying excellent motorway access roughly 2 miles of Junction 4 Northbound of the M1.

Elstree, Hogg Ln Airport is 2 miles from Borehamwood. Heathrow Terminals 1 2 3 Airport is 15 miles, Luton Airport is 16 miles, London City Airport is 18 miles, London Heliport Airport is 14 miles, Heathrow Terminal 5 Airport is 16 miles, Heathrow Terminal 4 Airport is 16 miles, Northolt Jet Centre Airport is 10 miles, Elstree Airport is 3 miles, White Waltham Airport is 24 miles and Booker Airport is 23 miles away. Borehamwood's closest train station is Elstree and Borehamwood at 1 mile s.

The nearest hospital is Royal National Orthopaedic Stanmore.

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I am looking for a cheap solicitor quote to buy property. Can you assist?

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Many online and high street solicitors offer cheap conveyancing. Often extra fees are frequently hidden in the solicitor's terms of engagement. Any extra fees needs to be reasonable and clear. Based on the property you intend to buy, our online quote calculator will generate an accurate statement of conveyancing fees.

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How do you work out Stamp Duty Land Tax, and what will we need to pay on a £374k home?

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Stamp Duty will rely on the property's value. For a Borehamwood property sold for £374k, stamp duty is £11220.*

*This information accurate as of 01/01/2013

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If I am buying a Borehamwood house on the same road as land owned by the church, will I need to get a chancel search?

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In Borehamwood, some owners can be required to contribute towards maintenance of an old church building. Several sources are used to determine liability in Borehamwood, including tithe documents.

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Should we get a chancel search if we plan to buy in the parish of Abbots Langley, near Borehamwood?

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Your conveyancer might recommend a chancel search. Chancel repair has the potential to be charged on current owners of a property where Parochial Church Councils may have spared previous owners or tenants.

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What does the Borehamwood property solicitor advise if the flat is located in a Barnet conservation area which seems to have conspicuous stone cladding fitted?

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Local authority Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search carried out by a solicitor as part of the conveyancing will find out the existence of the appropriate consent for any changes to the building.

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Having heard about the Met Office projecting more intense rainfall, I am asking whether flood searches might not be thorough enough?

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An experienced Borehamwood property solicitor will suggest that you get additional flood risk searches if the standard searches spots a Borehamwood flood risk.

Sometimes buyers speak to a neighbour for that more information.

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The house in Borehamwood being purchased is on a brownfield site. Is strontium (Sr) topsoil contamination likely?

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Measures are taken in and around Borehamwood to identify and remediate soil contamination. Environment search results will factor contaminants, including metals and others such as chlorinated solvents.

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What is the authority that keeps records for policing the condition of neglect Borehamwood conservation areas?

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Following a campaign, English Heritage administer records of the state of conservation areas in England. Local conservation areas are set up by the local Barnet planning authority, who regulate the state of the area including things like street clutter, satellite dishes and building materials used.